What are the best cozy mystery books that feature cats?

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    #1The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

    The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

    The Cat Who Could Read Backwards is the first book in the Cat Who... series. This adult novel is written by Lilian Jackson Braun, and was originally published in 1966.

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    Zhao Song
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I have been fan of LJB's " The Cat Who" series for a long time. The series provides a great afternoon's read and is also a great travel companion in the car with the audio versions."
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    #2The Case of Jack the Nipper (The Chronicles of Mister Marmee)

    The Case of Jack the Nipper (The Chronicles of Mister Marmee)

    The Case of Jack the Nipper is a mystery fantasy fiction and the first book in The Chronicles of Mister Marmee series written by H.L. Stephens. It is published in 2013. 

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    Amy Franklin
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I was immediately interested in a mystery book featuring a cat as the detective. I was worried it would let me down, so I was very pleased when the book turned out to be a great read. The author is a great storyteller who created a book with interesting characters and valuable messages."
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    #3The Cat Who Lived High

    The Cat Who Lived High

    The Cat Who Lived High is a fictional cozy mystery book written by Lilian Jackson Braun that mainly features Jim Qwilleran, together with his crime-solving crimes, as they try to build up evidence for a mystery.

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    Kelly Black
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Can't remember who told me to check this book out but i'm glad i did. It's such a great book to read on a cozy night in with some candles maybe during a thunderstorm. "
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    #4The Cat Who Smelled a Rat

    The Cat Who Smelled a Rat
    The Cat Who Smelled a Rat is a fictional cozy mystery book written by Lilian Jackson Braun herself. This book features Jim Qwilleran and his two Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum in a journey towards solving mystery.
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    Marie Guerrero
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "My daughter has kept up with all of The Cat Who series. We have read them all. I think this one is just as great as the others. I love how the characters interact and its entertaining to see Kokos and Yum Yums antics. Definitely one of the best cozy mystery books featuring cats. "
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    #5The Cat Who Saw Red

    The Cat Who Saw Red

    The Cat Who Saw Red is the fourth book in the Cat Who... series. This mystery novel was originally published in 1986, and it is written by Lilian Jackson Braun.

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    Catherine Ford
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This is a good solution because the book is meant for cat lovers who loves mysteries and the book features a cat. It also has good reviews."
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    #6Sleight of Paw (A Magical Cats Mystery)

    Sleight of Paw (A Magical Cats Mystery)
    Sleight of Paw (A Magical Cats Mystery) is a fictional cozy mystery book that features cats that have magical abilities as they dig up trouble and a fascinated librarian named Kathleen.This second book is written by Sofie Kelly.
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    Vicky Hu
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I like reading cozy mystery books, because they're thrilling like any crime drama, but comfortable too, because I can't stand all of the violence in regular crime mysteries. I was looking for one with cats to read to my daughter at bedtime, so I could get her started in a shared interest with me. "Sleight of Paw (A Magical Cats Mystery)" fit the bill exactly. It was charming and lovable the whole way through, and a huge hit with my daughter!"
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    #7How to Wash a Cat (The Cats and Curios Mystery)

    How to Wash a Cat (The Cats and Curios Mystery)
    How to Wash a Cat (The Cats and Curios Mystery) is a cozy mystery book that features two curious cats, together with a woman, try to solve the mystery surrounding a man's death. This book is written by Rebecca M. Hale
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    Navya Kapoor
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "While I love a good mystery book that includes cats, this one wasn't so great. The writing was poor, the story was unclear, and the characters weren't developed very well. Skip this one, there are plenty of other cat mysteries out there that are better."
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    #8The Big Kitty (A Sunny & Shadow Mystery)

    The Big Kitty (A Sunny & Shadow Mystery)
    The Big Kitty (A Sunny & Shadow Mystery) is a fictional cozy mystery book written by Claire Donally that debuted in May 2012. This book features the adventure of Sunny Coolidge and her cat as they unravel a mystery.
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    Linda Lawrence
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Nice, easy read for a relaxing afternoon. Donally's style makes for a pleasant experience. Humor, irony and just enough red herrings to keep one interested and wanting more to read."
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    #9Copycat Killing (A Magical Cats Mystery)

    Copycat Killing (A Magical Cats Mystery)
    Copycat Killing (A Magical Cats Mystery) is a fictional cozy mystery book that features librarian Kathleen Paulson and her special cats and they quest for finding the culprit behind the death of Jaeger Merrill.
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    Ralph Stephens
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a really cute book and a fun use of the word "cat" in the title. I really enjoyed this. It's nothing super suspenseful or anything, but these cats are fun to read about. It's a light mystery for some light reading, which is exactly what I wanted."
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    #10The Case of the Invisible Cat (Clue)

    The Case of the Invisible Cat (Clue)

    The Case of the Invisible Cat is the third book in the mystery children's fiction series Clue written by A.E. Parker and Eric Weiner. With over 100 pages, this book is published in 1992 by Scholastic.

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    Virginia Bates
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This mystery is full of turn and twists and keeps the reader on their toes. There are references to the cat so it does qualify under this category. I enjoyed the mystery and trying to self-solve the mystery. Of course, I was wrong..."
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    #11Wish You Were Here: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    Wish You Were Here: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    Wish You Were Here: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery is a mystery-filled thriller and suspense novel written by Rita Mae Brown. It was published October 1, 1991 by Bantam.

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    Louis Diaz
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This book is a very slow burn. You have to really be a fan of the author to want to stick with this book. Once you get to the conclusion though , it sort of picks up. I would not recommend this for most mystery fans."
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    #12Leger's Love (The Leger - Cat Sleuth Mysteries)

    Leger's Love (The Leger - Cat Sleuth Mysteries)

    Leger's Love (The Leger - Cat Sleuth Mysteries) (Volume 6) is a mystery-filled thriller and suspense novel written by Lacey Dearie. It was published March 14, 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

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    Mildred Gardner
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I love mysteries and cats, so of course I love this combination. The books are really well-written and interesting. You'll have trouble taking your paws off it. Get it?"
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    #13Leger's Sidekick (The Leger Cat Sleuth Mysteries Series)

    Leger's Sidekick (The Leger Cat Sleuth Mysteries Series)

    Leger's Sidekick (The Leger Cat Sleuth Mysteries Series Book 7) is a mystery-filled thriller and suspense novel written by Lacey Dearie. It was published  March 28, 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

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    Juan Griffin
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "In this latest adventure, Leger tries to find out who burned down his neighbor's shed (and endangered Dave, his hedgehog friend who sleeps there). Leger quickly investigates and finds out who the firebug is but he cannot understand why Amber, the young daughter of his BFF feline friend Ginger, is so reluctant to help him with the investigation since she had previously almost been a pest with trying to join in. It's not until the climax that we learn the reason for Amber's refusal to be a sidekick and then it makes sense. I've read all the Leger stories - they are short enough to read at one sitting and the characters (both human and critter) are easy to like. Where else would a cat have a seagull informant? "
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    #14Leger's Island (The Leger Cat Sleuth Mysteries Series)

    Leger's Island (The Leger Cat Sleuth Mysteries Series)

    Leger's Island (The Leger Cat Sleuth Mysteries Series Book 8) is a mystery-filled thriller and suspense novel written by Lacey Dearie. It was published May 29, 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

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    Tiffany Franklin
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I know it sounds weird, but I just love reading out loud to my cat when we are all cuddled up in bed together! I was searching for a book that was my favorite genre but also included some cats so she could relate! This book looks pretty on point for what I was looking for! It is hard to tell if the book actually features cats or if the "cat" part of the book is related to some other feature or name! "
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    #15Cat in the Dark: A Joe Grey Mystery (Joe Grey Mystery Series)

    Cat in the Dark: A Joe Grey Mystery (Joe Grey Mystery Series)

    Cat in the Dark: A Joe Grey Mystery (Joe Grey Mystery Series) is a mystery-filled novel written by Shirlet Sousseau Murphy. It was published November 3, 1999 by Avon.

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    Steven Jimenez
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Cat in the Dark: A Joe Grey Mystery (Joe Grey Mystery Series) is a fun book to read in a warm setting that follows a story regarding detective work. The story is perfect if you love cats and interacting with the playful nature throughout the story and adventure. "
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    #16Leger's Secret (The Leger Cat Sleuth Mysteries Series)

    Leger's Secret (The Leger Cat Sleuth Mysteries Series)

    Leger's Secret (The Leger Cat Sleuth Mysteries Series Book 9) is a mystery-filled thriller and suspense novel written by Lacey Dearie. It was published 3, 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

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    Jose Cunningham
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Leger's Secret (The Leger Cat Sleuth Mysteries Series) is a must read if you're a fan of mystery series as well as a cat lover. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time reading this thriller."
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